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Having turned back, we were now committed to re-tracing our steps down the mountain back to the Salmon river and making our way around to the East, at which point we hoped to resume the route that Claudio had laid out. However, when we stopped at the nearby Forest Service office to get a report on whether the route we had planned (over another 8500+ foot pass) was open, we were informed that it was not.
The only ...
... Dad mentioned the idea of maybe catching Yellowstone on the way home and returning to the highway and I quickly seconded that! After turning the camper around, it was all downhill back into town. Back on the highway, I was quickly down for the count.
Montana is a beautiful state. Despite the rolling hillsides, the highway remained fairly straight, carving right into them (at least in the first part of the state!) Breakfast occurred at a truck ...
... elevations where the weather was more mild. They covered over 125 miles in 12 days (they had horses at this point) with very little food. They were nearly starving, and many of them had frostbitten hands and feet. It was one of the most difficult periods in their journey.
Unfortunately, I accidently slipped into Idaho today – Lolo Pass is the state line between Montana and Idaho, and the ...
... Keith and Bryant are going north to Rock Creek tomorrow to try their luck and not dragging all the extra baggage (office wives, Priya, and Ruth Ann). The office wives didn't even want to get their feet wet, not to mention the bugs!
The day wasn't a total waste. Joe had a large piece of carpet in his garage that he offered to the kids. It looks real nice!
... we traveled so slowly around the mountain. It took us until 6:30 to reach Missoula, MT. We decided to forego the idea of driving to Glacier National Park on the advice of several locals. They all said it would be too difficult to drive the route in a 38 foot camper, so that is another trip we will make some day.
In Missoula we decided to get out and do something fun by watching a movie, but to our surprise it was so cool ...
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